Brother Wolf by Eileen Brennan-Porter

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I grew up in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., the daughter of a Navy Lieutenant Commander and an Australian war bride. My mother was an artist before she married, which inspired my conviction at an early age that I too wanted to be an artist. I attended Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia, majoring in Painting and Printmaking. Eventually I went to work at a sign company in Hyannis, Massachusetts, where I learned the art of hand lettering, silk screen, and gold leaf surface & glass gilding, which offered me a steady income. After moving back to Virginia I also continued to pursue my first love--my fine art studies--attending workshops, open studios and various classes at art schools throughout the D.C. area, such as the Art League in Alexandria. My lifelong interest in art has not been for the pursuit of recognition, or competition in an arbitrary art world, but more for the love of the work. My home now in the Shenandoah Valley with my husband Wes Porter, a renowned and respected fine artist, has provided us endless inspiration, with its expansive views of the Blue Ridge and Massanutten Mountains, the abundant wildlife, and the historic Shenandoah River. Throughout all our travels we have never found a landscape more beautiful.

 

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I grew up in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., the daughter of a Navy Lieutenant Commander and an Australian war bride. My mother was an artist before she married, which inspired my conviction at an early age that I too wanted to be an artist. I attended Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia, majoring in Painting and Printmaking. Eventually I went to work at a sign company in Hyannis, Massachusetts, where I learned the art of hand lettering, silk screen, and gold leaf surface & glass gilding, which offered me a steady income. After moving back to Virginia I also continued to pursue my first love--my fine art studies--attending workshops, open studios and various classes at art schools throughout the D.C. area, such as the Art League in Alexandria. My lifelong interest in art has not been for the pursuit of recognition, or competition in an arbitrary art world, but more for the love of the work. My home now in the Shenandoah Valley with my husband Wes Porter, a renowned and respected fine artist, has provided us endless inspiration, with its expansive views of the Blue Ridge and Massanutten Mountains, the abundant wildlife, and the historic Shenandoah River. Throughout all our travels we have never found a landscape more beautiful.

 

Each poster is hand-printed and handled, to make sure that only the highest quality is offered and sent out. The matte paper and high quality of inks make for a vibrant image which looks great both framed, and au-naturel. Printed in Los Angeles, CA, on Epson Enhanced Matte Paper, heavyweight stock, high color gamut, using Epson UltraChrome HDR ink-jet technology. Framed posters offer the same, museum-quality printed poster, but wrapped in a protective black frame. The frame is lightweight and includes a shatter-resistant acrylite front protector, so it won't break in the mail. International orders may be subject to customs duties & taxes.

Proceeds Support:

Proceeds support Earthjustice, using the power of law to defend our right to a healthy environment. Join the Pack, a collection of designs celebrating the wolf by portraying its wildness, mystery and general bad-assness. We hope to combat fear and misunderstanding of wolves by celebrating the species and building a greater appreciation for the iconic creatures.

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Artist Statement

My concern for the plight of wolves has taken a real hold of me. I know we were supposed to come up with a kitschy lighthearted idea, but I just don't see this issue in that way. The opposition to the existence of wolves in this country is so powerful, I feel that those of us who support them need to show that in an equally powerful way. So if my design is disqualified because it doesn't meet the criteria I understand, but it's just too important an issue for me to take lightheartedly. I see it as a life and death situation, which it literally is for these embattled wolves and their packs. P.S. I have 2 alternate files, one with straight black background and white copy in place of the blend, and another lighter version of the submitted file. I can also reduce the size of the file if needed (it's taking a while to load!). — Eileen Brennan-Porter